The National Park Plitvice Lakes is a unique geologic and hydrogeological karstic phenomenon. Located in a thick forest, the Plitvice lakes are considered to be one of the most beautiful natural phenomenons in the world. The National park consists of 16 lakes which are located in the area between Mala Kapela and Plješivica in Lika. The lakes are surrounded by 92 waterfalls which create a unique and unforgettable image. A tour of the Lakes, which includes a boat ride and sightseeing by foot, lasts about 2 and a half hour.
On April the 8th 1949, the parliament of Croatia (then the Peoples Republic of Croatia) has declared the complex of the Plitvice lakes “an area of unique natural beauty” i.e. a national park which extends over the areas of the districts of Korenica, Otočac, Slunj and Ogulin around the Plitvice lakes in such a manner that they form a whole.
The vast wood areas, the extraordinary natural beauties of the lakes and the waterfalls, the abundance of flora and fauna, the fresh mountain air, the contrasting colours of autumn, the paths that lead through the woods, the wooden bridges and many more things are a part of the singular whole that even UNESCO has declared a part of the world’s natural heritage.